I'm reaching out to you all to ask for help for my sister and her family. She would probably kill me if she knew I was doing this because she is not the type to ask for help...from anyone...and that's because she and her husband are wonderful parents who do all they can for their 8 children...they give everything...they sacrifice so much for those kids and let me tell you, those kids are AMAZING kids...they are kind, responsible, loving, respectful and the list goes on...my sister home schools them and my brother in law owns his own business building traps to provide for the family...it's a hard, hard job and they've been struggling over the past years due to the economy...my sister grieves and worries daily over the fact that the kids can't get new shoes or new clothes or things that she really wishes they could have...but you know what? they don't complain...they love everything they have and truly appreciate and value everything that is given to them...they play outside and together and are creative and into outdoor sports and music and dancing and helping out around the house...they really are an amazing family...and I don't say that just because they are MY family...if you knew them, you would agree...
so yes, the financial strain with 7 kids still at home (ages 1 1/2 to 17) has been a struggle for them but they move forward and hope for better days...unfortunately, earlier this week my brother in law took a serious fall down the stairs and has injured his back....he is not able to walk without the assistance of a walker and has a physical therapist coming to their home to help him get back on his feet but the doctors do not know how long this will take...and now he is unable to work and this is the only income for the already struggling family. I found out this morning that they ran out of oil and have no way to fill the tank and the mornings in Maine are still very cold. It breaks my heart to see this and my sister is far too proud to break down and show how much she is worried or to ever ask for help....so I am asking for her...I'm hoping to raise as much money for them as I can as soon as I can so I can get a check to her to at least get oil in their home...and hopefully enough to cover their bills until Shawn is back on his feet...if you can do anything at all, $5 or $10 or $20, I would be so, so thankful to you and I know my sister and her family would be more thankful than you could know....
thank you to anyone who can help out. and please...please, PLEASE to anyone who knows my sister, do NOT tell her I am doing this...I would never want to embarrass her but the truth is, her husband is injured and is unable to provide for them and they NEED help...they need it and I am going to get it for them because I love them so very much :)
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